Death Defying Acts

Gillian Armstrong's tony "what if" tale, from a screenplay by Tony Grisoni and Brian Ward, sets up camp alongside A STUDY IN TERROR (1965), TIME AFTER TIME (1979), RAGTIME (1981) et al at the intersection of oddball historical fact and esoteric speculative fiction. Edinburgh, 1926: Mother-daughter con artists Mary and Benji McGarvie (Catherine Zeta-Jones,...read more

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02:17 — It is 1926, and Harry Houdini is the most famous performer in the world. Audiences flock to watch him perform his amazing stunts. But the man behind t (more…)

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  • Released: 2007
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Gillian Armstrong's tony "what if" tale, from a screenplay by Tony Grisoni and Brian Ward, sets up camp alongside A STUDY IN TERROR (1965), TIME AFTER TIME (1979), RAGTIME (1981) et al at the intersection of oddball historical fact and esoteric speculativ… (more)

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